Ministers have been accused of breaking their promises on mental health after £800m earmarked to improve services was diverted to shore up hospitals’ finances. A leading mental health charity and the Labour party said redirecting the money would hit patient care and hinder the drive, backed by Theresa May, to improve care for people with
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I work as a consultant in the leadership and organisational development team at The King’s Fund, and for the past eight months have been on secondment at Forward Thinking Birmingham – an innovative mental health partnership seeking to transform mental health provision for young people. My role has involved supporting the organisation with team integration
Fraught shoppers will soon be able to seek refuge inside one of the British high-street’s most iconic stores as Marks & Spencer has announced it will launch mental health “talk-ins” in a number of its cafés around the country. The Frazzled Cafes project, which is fronted by comedian and mental health awareness campaigner Ruby Wax,
Overview Financial pressures on the NHS are severe and show no sign of easing. However, we know relatively little about their impact on patient care. This study sought to investigate the impact of financial pressures in four very different areas of the health service: genito-urinary medicine (GUM), district nursing, elective hip replacement and neonatal services.
The gender pay gap in Britain is shaped by racial inequality, with some minority ethnic groups making great strides while pay for others lags far behind, analysis suggests. Black African women have seen virtually no progress since the 1990s in closing the gender pay gap with white British men, with a full-time pay gap of
Background The Wider Determinants of Health tool aims to provide the public health system with intelligence regarding the wider determinants of health to help improve population health and reduce health inequalities. The tool contains seven domains: the natural and built environment, work and the labour market, vulnerability, income, crime, education and the set of Marmot
Charity says governments should place a stronger emphasis on suicide prevention as an inequality issue The state of the British economy, including low incomes, job insecurity, zero-hours contracts, unmanageable debts and poor housing, is putting people at increased risk of suicide, according to a report by the Samaritans. The report, Dying from Inequality, says there
Baroness McGregor-Smith has urged large employers to drive the agenda for improved diversity and inclusion in the workplace GDP could increase by up to 1.3 per cent a year if workers from BME backgrounds progressed at the same rate as their white colleagues Businesses with more than 50 employees urged to publish breakdown of workforce by
Come together: Lessons from Bedford on reaching out to Britain’s most isolated minorities The town of Bedford is an ideal case study of migrant integration at work in the UK, offering examples both of successful policies and good community relations, and of the barriers that prevent certain groups from successfully integrating. This report presents the evidence
How the care system is letting down black children It is supposed to be a safe haven for young people facing tough times – but new research suggests that social care in the UK is badly failing those who need it the most Written by Rianna Raymond-Williams 19/02/2017 09:50 AM OUT IN THE COLD: Research